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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 1, 1945, Winnipeg, Manitoba FINAL EDITION VOL. PAGES MAY 1945 SHOWERS Moon rises The bald head of former rests in death on the Milan's under guard of Italian Mussolini and Clara leaders near Como and the bodies brought to Secret And Ignominious Burial Marks End Of Fascist Tyrant Milan May 1 Mussolini secretly in unmarked graves in the field of late was Former Fascist party who was executed yesterday was interred a short distance away in the same The only witnesses to minious burials were 15 s Last Hours Of Horror A HOLIDAY of the cemetery staff who sworn to secrecy pre vent mobs from learning the The three bodies were in rough unpainted pine the tops of were screwed A military chaplain offered a brief Catholic An Italian Red Cross truck had transported the three bodies the morgue to the burial Vittorio cemetery said the brain had been removed from Mussolini's body and ologists were examining it. Undertakers their best to re- pair the damage done Mussolini's They built up his face so that it had regained some of. its old-time A routine autopsy was performed yesterday And his body was sewed together Fittingly the body of the sawdust Caesar rested on His uniform was tossed on top of In casket 165, still next to the body of Clara covered by the skirt and white which she had Her clothes had been partly torn off while her body and were heads from the rafters of a Graziani Helcl By Allies The Milan mob stormed Vittore howling for the life of Marshal Rudolfo Fascist minister of war and commander of the Italian Fascist army still ing in North Partisans turned ani over to Cot Norman of Ore. of the Allied com- marshal was taken to corps headquarters out- side Milan to be held as a war also accepted the surrender of 150 to 200 SS including their who had been v BURIAL Continued on Page 4. Column 5 By JAMES E- KOPEE May mistress locked a room a mountainside vUla overlooking Lake The details of how Mussolini and Clara died side by side were fold to me by partisan After their people's tribunal the couple were brought to this tiny That was at 2 day There they remained until 4 disturbed only by the serving of When a guard entered the room Saturday was fully dressed and wearing a Clara was in wearing a silk must go away the guard told Clara began to dress slowly and the guards told her to Mussolini seemed very guards drove the couple 500 yards in an auto then made them walk 500 come to liberate one guard told seemed to believe it. and for the first he Rendering Justice order of the general command of comrades of I am charged with rendering justice for the Italian Clare threw herself across as a shield and cried shouldnt kill CLARA who executed with Benito Mussolini ri May Cut Suger May Possibility of cutting the Canadian sugar ration to help meet the pressing needs of liberated Europe is under discussion and review by the of- of prices and rade board said here The United States sugar ration was cut 25 last night and tighter rationing of other foodstuffs we'll kill you 'the Partisan The couple were pulled apart and ane Partisan fired several pistol HOURS Continued on Page B Manitoba Loan Subscriptions Pass Third Of Their Objective has raised than How Totals Stand Official provincial minimum objective Total to date ooo Dominion Dominion r Citizens Concerns it- 500 000 mm Provincial of official minimum objective of v Citizens Previous total Since reported to still needed Citizens 3.081 Total 3.049 has raised than one-third of its objective in the 8th Canadian Victory with eight of the 18 canvassing officials of the national war finance Manitoba cial stands Victory bond are con- with muddy roads owing of the by using up the highway by transfers to his has to through several feet of water at the goes back parks tractor and is driven home his r j i To enable more Winnipeg dren to take part in the aircraft silhouette cards will be enclosed in delivery parcels by the T Eaton and while will distributed with bread by Canada Bread company Bryce Bakeries and LOAN Ilsley Reveals Day Plans May 1. J. L. Ilsley as acting prime said in a statement late yesterday that an official announcement will be made on behalf of the Canadian government hostilities in to follow the with two first ing the following Sunday to a day of solemn thanksgiving and and the second de- claring the day following 'the an- to be a public He of understood that these latter arrangements are only and may have to be altered in Strike Repercussions Secretary of May 1 Interior Truman today that he Qv was prepared to take over it bound Pennsylvania hard TEMPERATURE READINGS Low during the 7.30 May 1 10.30 May 1 1.30 May 1......---- This day last year May 1. Minister Chur chill hinted announcement of peace m come before but told a packed house of commons that he had no statement at come Bernadotte conferred in of state in the Swc dish foreign after from was no signs that count had made a contact with Allied representatives in but such most likely would established through the Swedish foreign Reuters news agency holm said the Swedish radio reported that Count Bernadotte brought with him a new capitulation offer from said that 10 Swedish foreign office denied Replying to a member's Mr. Churchill have no special statement to make on the war position in Europe except that it is definitely more satisfactory than it was al this time five years Mr. Churchill said that mation of exceptional importance the government during the sittings of the house this week it might he would make a brief Day Arrangements regard to the condition and requisition which would occur Wins Against Russia In Test Of Power At Frisco By BRUCE HUTCHISON San May United Nations conference ran headlong into the one thing which above all it wanted to V CiO T uw a test of power between the United States and won but the cost of its victory by an overwhelming vote of the conference remains Certainly this open and a personal dispute Molotov problems of Poland and the United making good its pledge to all Latin admission to the only a few weeks ago it was denouncing as Fascist a peoples of our motherland are tool of the Axis Russia great patriotic countered by quoting these He hailed the vie can charges against op- declaring that posing its admission without hoisted the banner of victory over tier and insisting tne German He had an- that was to be ad- in another order that the Continued 7. Column 2 Canadians Split On Argentine By BRUCE San May 1. nave m v day's open split in the United light of circum- conference found the British strongly divided in opinion oday and demonstrated tne collapse of single voice Britain was represented as well satisfied with conference New Zealand voted with Russia to secretary ui Harold L postpone the Ickes said after a conference with Australia took the extraordinary last announcing that had voted with the Americans Today it was learned directly that the Canadian delegation was split when Mr. King voted against Russia in favor of admitting the The facts of this split will be re- to the Canadian public ing the next few THANKSGIVING SERVICE IS SET Plans for the service of to be held on the grounds 01 the legislative ing when word of final victory in Europe has been were completed at the city hall Monday A issued by W. J. chairman of the and Mayor outlines the possible of the If the news of the victory in tween 6 p.m. and 9 the service will be held at 11 if between 9 a.m. and 1 te service will be at 3 end 1 p.m. and 6 the service will be 8 p.m. Mr Justice Major will pre- side and a to the ous dead will be paid by Arch- bishop L. Ralph Then will follow one after which Dr. W. C. Graham will lead in a prayer of praise and will be given by Rabbi Solomon Short addresses will be given by Honi R. F. lieutenant Hon. If it should the service will be held in the civic tween Messrs. Stettinius on a matter of left the smaller nations appalled and the Russians obviously haunted anew old fear of a world united against them But the American delegation ed strangely unaware of the damage created by this saying that the democratic by convention that conference had achieved real Yesterday's almost unbelievable situation centred around the twin oj Fascism by the United Jin Jubilant On May Day May 1. Stalin marked the most May Day in the history of Soviet Russia today the proclaiming the imminent end of Hitler's Germany and vowing the destruction were to be made this week any country is celebrating May j tne international holiday of the working said his UJ- brating May Day under conditions of a victorious termination of a He hailed the victory in declaring that Soviet troops nad 111 l Soviet flag flew over completely isolated and stands not to count he Apparently in reference to the Heinrich Himmler peace offer to Britain and the United but not to Marshal Stalin searching for a way put of their hopeless Hitlerite ad- venturers resort to all kinds 01 tricks down to flirting with the in an effort to cause sion in the Allied knavish tricks of the Hitlerites are doomed to utter They can only accelerate the disintegration of German Marshal Stalin said that in three to four months the Russians had killed about German captured and de- German tanks and doubtless means the end of tory is being occupied by us and our Stalin's order industry remaining in her bands cannot supply the German armies German power reserves are many is isolated and alone except Stalin said Nazi ganda was intimidate the Germans by saying that the Alhes would exterminate all Fascism To Be Exterminated is not in our said the Allies will MOSCOW Continued on Page 7. Column G Berlin Nazis In Last Gasp e the German capital battle for Soviet troops were the core of tne ditch German and in on that fortress was getting low on food and ammunition fighting has been trans- Red Soviet army newspaper Nazis are adopting the most desperate efforts to hold the re- ported German officers draped themselves over their after wrapping themselves m ns after wrapping as tenants facing banners arJ pumped bullets advice H. ito their own an of Soviet units which the the N into into the the this seemed the river valley BULLETINS May 1. was learned reliably today that Hon. J. L. acting prime may give a cabinet ing this afternoon a report on the status of Nazi peace 1. Mitchell said today it was that for compulsory military service would end with the tion of San May i foreign commissar M. is expected to re- turn shortly to it was learned but the decision was attributed to the imminent end of the European war rather than to conference May 1. Cap- ture of the Baltic port of 40 miles from was announced tonight by shal May 1 Second army ing out of the Elbe river outflanked the great port of Hamburg today and raced northward for the Baltic sea in a blazing bid to isolate Denmark from Hitler's May 1 Marshal Rodolfo Graziani and German chief the announced tonight the surrender of the Fascist Ligurian army and urged all the enemy troops to lay down their May 1. Advices from Copenhagen said tonight that Danish police in full uniform were again patrolling the streets of several towns in Denmark after the Germans withdrew from the towns out May 1 guards of the British Eighth army have crossed the river in northeastern Italy and made contact with Marshal Tito's forces m the it was an- HAPPY PAY News To Come From Churchill a radio An official announcement said that on the evening of the day the news is George will speak to the Empire over the radio of all denominations will and church bells of arrangements have been and will be issued tonight in a jme office he The implication that peace might come before the house rises for the week on Friday evening was the nearest to a prediction that Mr. permitted he shall make no statement here that is not in accord with the statement which will be made by our ex- Slaining such announcements would e made only after consulting tary commanders in different The prime minister said he did not consider that the information in major reaching the government should be withheld the exact occupation of all the particular zones was The movement of the troops and the surrender of enemy troops may both take appreciable period of. news will not be he in answer to Lady Astor's question if peace news came while the house was ad- he would hold it commons again or would re- lease it through the The prime minister indicated a peace announcement not only might precede final but that such surrenders not be worth an additional The fact that no mention of Himmler's first surrender offer to Britain and the United or CHURCHILL Continued on Pace 6, Column 1 Count Confirms Meeting Himmler May 1. Folke Swedish sary reported lo be negotiating with Nazi leaders for Germany's confirmed today that he had conferred with Himmler 10 days Bernadotte and a foreign office spokesman told a press conference that his last meeting with Himmler was held at in northern carried no reply from Himmler on his return to the spokesman Bernadotte partially lifted the secrecy covering his recent ties during a press conference late today in the Swedish foreign office in He refused to give details of any of his discussions with news of the end IH and the foreign office Europe is made it will De emphasized that no done by Prime Minister Churchill in Himmler had been trans- r S til fill from Himmler had been trans- to the Allies through the government today which did not preclude Bernadotte's com- with the Allied Immediate Bernadotte word on the persistent came from the in earten apparently being supplied from a great fortress underground Special squadrons of Soviet soldiers stormed German positions frequently in gory encounters in the which evidently have some connection with tne fortress beneath the of suicides Tenants Stand Firm In Moving Day Spats While moving day was than police were out on several T eviction took the 01 AIU n. B. f the committee on G 5 pc v the On the moving the kept under from taking police that Hutka lad at- tempted to force his way into the house by open the coat desired because those with 25t wen marked Mr. It is also bis daughter's second Shortly before noon e n prevented F. owner ol Asked to lay by It. a he he de- 25th wedding to your re- where another tenant advice of Scott and Not Be located Scott could not be for comment Tuesday None of tho other aldermen were at the city Many people were without for a MOVING DAY Continued on Page 7. Column e
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